RL.9–10.1. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
This unit asks students to analyze the message of the painting. They will have to make inferences that are based off of their observations of the pieces.
RL.9–10.2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
This unit will ask students to understand the five basic types of conflicts and identify the conflict within a specific piece. They will have to use contextual evidence (their observations) to support their claim.
RL.9–10.3. Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
This unit will allow students the opportunity to learn that conflict is often the driving force to the overall plot or story.